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Aon to acquire Willis Towers Watson in $30bn all-stock deal

Aon acquisition of Willis Towers Watson : Aon has signed an all-stock deal worth around $30 billion to acquire Willis Towers Watson in what will be one of the biggest insurance acquisitions ever. The Aon, Willis Towers Watson merger is set to create the largest insurance broker in the world with an implied combined equity […]

Blackboard to sell Open LMS to Learning Technologies Group for $31.7m

US educational technology company Blackboard has agreed to sell its Blackboard Open LMS business to Learning Technologies Group (LTG), a UK-based end-to-end learning and talent management solutions provider, for $31.7 million. Open LMS is said to be the largest commercial provider of the open-source learning platform Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) in the world. […]

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels launched outside US

US craft distiller Angel’s Envy has announced the global launch of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels. The port-finished bourbon will be initially launched in a limited number of cases in select on-premise accounts in the UK. It will be followed by the spring roll out across Singapore, Canada, and Australia, and […]

Pernod Ricard rolls out caviar-infused vodka – L’Orbe Vodka x Caviar

French alcoholic beverage giant Pernod Ricard has introduced L’Orbe Vodka x Caviar, which it claims is the first vodka that has been naturally infused with caviar. The caviar infused vodka is said to have been launched after a five-year research and development process. the beverage firm has created a new selection of white spirits. The white […]

UK insurtech company Concirrus raises $20m in Series B round

Concirrus, a London based marine and automotive insurtech company, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round led by AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital Group. Current investors IQ Capital, EOS Venture Partners and several angel investors also took part in the funding round. The British insurtech company has developed Quest, […]

ABG buys majority stake in spirits distribution company Indie Brands

Amber Beverage Group (ABG), a producer, distributor, and retailer of alcoholic beverages, has acquired a majority stake in UK-based premium spirits distribution company Indie Brands, for an undisclosed price. Indie Brands, which was founded in 2012, is engaged in connecting original and distinctive drinks producers and like-minded individuals. The spirits that it distributes range from […]

Phoenix Group to acquire ReAssure from Swiss Re for £3.2bn

Phoenix acquisition of ReAssure : Life consolidator Phoenix Group has signed a cash-cum-stock deal worth £3.25 billion to acquire UK-based life and pensions company ReAssure Group from Swiss Re, as per the latest insurance acquisition news. ReAssure Group is a life insurance closed book consolidator, which is engaged in buying and administering closed books of […]

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